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The White Oak Tavern

4.4
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181 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table

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Great Beer
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Welcome to the White Oak, where hand crafted food and beer are celebrated. Our menu uses the best local, seasonal, and sustainable meats & produce whenever possible. We offer a wide range of beer styles which we pair with and/or incorporate into our menu items. We strive to elicit fellowship and camaraderie over hand crafted food and pints. Whether its an old favorite or something you’ve never tried before, we hope you relish your experience here. Our well educated staff is on hand to answer any food or beer questions you may have. All items are made entirely from scratch in house.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 181 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCabinFever14
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service and atmosphere were good, but the time it took to get 2 burgers was very very long, especially since the restaurant had less than 50% capacity. Also, although the burgers tasted great,, the amount of grease that gushes out of the burgers could easily fill a 1/2 cup.

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DrewS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

burger was so-so. Service was just okay.
Better places to eat not as expensive with better food and servie.

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LeeP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Briquet Stroganoff was amazing. Beer selection was outstanding with enough variety to please everyone.

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EvanC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Prices can run a little expensive but could still feed a family of 5 under 100 and still get good food.

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Jess
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just discovered this place. We went here on a whim on a Friday night because they were one of the few places that still had reservations available, and we liked it so much that we cancelled an existing reservation for the following night just so that we could come back! The atmosphere and music are so fun. The food is all delicious; my one complaint would be that there aren't a ton of healthy options, but as long as you go into it knowing what to expect and bring your appetite it's a great place! The first night we were there we had Andrew as our server, and he was awesome! The second night I unfortunately missed our server's name because I had stepped away when my group was seated, but she was also fantastic! This place will definitely become a staple for good beer and weekend cheat days!

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JustinE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We have been coming to White Oak tavern for a long time and this is the first time I can say the food was terrible.

The chicken sandwich was soggy and greasy. Tried to venture away from the burger (which has now reached $17) and try something else.

Also had a Caesar salad for appetizer, which used to be good. I suspect they aren’t making their own dressing any longer. It was incredibly bland. Reminded me of a grocery store salad bag Caesar salad.

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KeithR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Summer Omelet was a treat. Fried green tomatoes could have used some seasoning. It sounds odd to mention but the ketchup that came with the home fries was nice, they added some smokey barque flavor.
We both did not like the bloody mary but that is because they used old bay in their mix. Had we known we would have asked to do the more traditional version. I'm sure they would have accommodated.

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vipBurger
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, strong beer selection, tons of outdoor seating

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vipLiveToEat
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had the apps, but 3 apps filled us up. Great beer selection too.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a great experience coming back. We have been here before the pandemic. The food has not changed specially the burger. The service is good.

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vipJack
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outside dining was great, we will be back for another meal soon.

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JohnC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Justine was an exceptional server.
Food was outstanding.

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SanderZ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza Egg Rolls were a very pleasant surprise.
HAM-Burger was good as always
Summer Risotto we delicious

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dw23
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They had the outside table at the time we requested. The server was available but not pushy, AND he answered our questions and gave helpful comments about the food so that I was very pleased with the food I chose. The weather was good, so this may be a lucky place (:>) I guess. Great Place

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MarkS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Beers and drinks were great. Service was super. Always a great experience.

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vipScottK
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time out since restaurants reopened for on site dining and had a good experience. Felt comfortable with the protocols in place and the food was delicious as usual.

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Chip
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great !

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JohnnieN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best burger in Howard County by far. Service was excellent and the environment was safe and clean.

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GG0317
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time sitting outside on a picnic table under an umbrella. The old Bay fried pickles were incredible as an appetizer! The burgers never disappoint. Wait staff was polite, attentive without being overbearing, and competent. We always enjoy White Oak Tavern.

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EdHx
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very enjoyable experience. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last minute reservation here, and was pleasantly surprised at how amazing everything was! The food and drinks were top quality!!! We will be coming back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I usually get good service but lately the service has not been to good. I waited over 20 min for the waiter to come and acknowledged us.

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vipScottS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Sat for almost 30 minutes before a waiter arrived to help us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing craft beers.

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ReneeGQ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back in the future. Thank you!

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AlVJR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special guests

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MarkS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and great beer selection

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KEITHC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine's Day. Service and food were awesome. This is our new go-to place.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A pleasant anniversary dinner with my wife that we both enjoyed. The main course was fine but the dessert and drinks were the stars of the show.

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vipWilliamT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Oak Tavern is the Cheers of Ellicott City, Maryland. Friendly service, good selection of draft beers, great food, and humorous clientele!

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MaggieP
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch at the White Oak Tavern with a friend. The food was delicious! I had the tofu sandwich, which was so good. I would definitely get it again. The service was great, and the atmosphere was really nice. Definitely will be going there again.

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MarkF
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Delicious food. We had the restaurant week specials. The Sharma chicken tacos outstanding and flavorful. Brussels sprouts could have been cooked more. Duck was perfectly done and the hunter stew was hearty and filling with a rich gravy. Carrot cake moist full of raisins and we would have just split it if the special didn't already include another dessert. Not sure why bowling and boxing were on the tv

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MadisonGrant999
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night while dining with White Oak Tavern. The restaurant week menu worked out perfectly and everything was exceptional. Our server, Sadie, made the night even more pleasant! Definitely will be back 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great music.

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BenG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Very friendly.

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diningdiva
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! General manager personally made sure all was well. Will surely go again !

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EmilyF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent execution of restaurant week lunch menu. Interesting tap list. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and the good excellent

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Mary
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . Josh was a great waiter. Loud but not too noisy. Friendly atmosphere!

FAQs

The White Oak Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The White Oak Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 680-8974.

The White Oak Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.